The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is a German political foundation that promotes democratic socialism worldwide. It is registered as a non-profit organisation according to South African law and is affiliated to the German Left Party. The foundation has been active in Southern Africa since 2002 and its focus on political education involves creating platforms for civic participation, critical thinking and research and dialogue in the quest for participatory, inclusive and peaceful democracy.
Through a number of non-governmental organisations, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung supports undertakings that explore and enhance:
- participatory democracy, civil society and political culture
- economic alternatives and social transformation
- history, identity and politics; and
- international cooperation
Hamba Kahle Madiba
South Africa lost its greatest son. The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa mourns with the nation of South Africa at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with the Mandela family, the people of South Africa and our comrades in the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.
It is the spirit of Nelson Rohlilahla Mandela, who as a freedom fighter won liberty for his people after a long struggle; as a President and Nobel peace prize laureate who taught the world forgiveness and hope; and as an African statesman who embraced development to achive a better life for all Africans on the continent, that guides the work of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and our partners in South Africa and Africa.
Today, we also recall the interaction we had with Madiba. During these special moments we felt his extraordinary spirit and humanity. Mandela‘s legacy will guide us to further change the world into a better place for all of us.
On behalf of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Dr. Armin Osmanovic, Regional Director, Southern Africa
6 December 2013